Brannon is on the AlleyCorp investing team and specializes in early-stage robotics companies. Previously, he served as a Lead Manufacturing, Automation, and Integration Engineer at SpaceX, where he contributed to the development of propulsive systems for reusable launch vehicles and Starship’s Raptor concept engine. Brannon led a team in conceptualizing, acquiring,
and commissioning a multi-million-dollar robotic factory with cutting-edge production capabilities.
Although born in California, Brannon grew up in Denver and calls Colorado home. He holds a degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, where he designed and built an air-hockey-playing robot for his thesis work. During his time at Princeton, Brannon played Division-1 football, winning two Ivy League championships. He later received his MBA
from Harvard Business School.